Letter to the Editor

Unifying New York Show Dates

IFDA (International Furnishing and Design Association) NY Chapter and EWHT (Executives Working in Home Textiles) wish to express our support for unifying the dates of the New York market dates, which now are one week apart.

Our two organizations support efforts in education and networking for members of the home products industry and the affiliated service industries.

IFDA & EWHT members look forward to programs and events that are a part of the market week activity. As similar changes have occurred in other industries, we see the unification of dates in the N.Y. market a positive step toward enticing industry members to N.Y. for a market showcase.

Change will continue as the Las Vegas home products market grows, China and India become more show driven and Maison&Objet shines as the European showcase for home products.

We suggest that a collaborative effort in New York during August and January/February by the independent showrooms, GLM, 7W 34th Street, 230 Fifth Avenue will present a solid reason for customers to visit the showrooms, Javits Center and enjoy the excitement that only New York can give visitors and customers.

May our voices join others as HFPA considers this change.

With concern,

— Susan Hirsh, President, IFDA

— Gloria Lang, Facilitator, EWHT

This open letter was provided to HTT by the writers and was addressed to the Home Fashion Products Association.

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